What's more valuable: money or culture? Carnival Arts pondered that question with our performance "Siren Song" on November 27, 2016. The Scavenger Queen led her army of skeletons and carrion birds, with their shopping carts overflowing with the discarded treasures of a throwaway consumer society, into a battle against the cultural wealth of Haitian Kongo dancers and drummers and the fierce ancestral power of Brazilian guerreiros. The battle was close, until the Siren Queen and her court descended from the sky and decided the winner. Singing a Cameroonian pop hit in her native Duala, the Siren Queen commanded the youth: "Oh, child, cherish your light. Know your worth!"
We have our pedicabs secured. Looking forward to seeing how our wonderful pedicab artists will decorate them! For the Kongo drummers: For Scavenger Queens:
Daniella Chin Ryan McMillion Macarena Llano Kaih Nicholas Alexis May Gaby Reina DeLoach jesus lopez Brian Delgado lee sanchez Aiyana Glen Gonzalez Deborah Montoya Ebony Ashley Cindy
Karrie Garcia Jose Lopez Ryan McMillion Macarena Llano Kaih Nicholas Alexis Williams Mirtha Gonzalez Moses Phillip Brian Delgado PACE Aiyana Glen Gonzalez Deborah Montoya Ebony Ashley Cindy Joseph Reina DeLoach
Alexis Williams Alexis May Macarena Llano Luis Diaz Quilotte Brian Delgado Nestacia Lubin Virginia Diaz Rivas Gaby De Jesus Kaelena Hughes-Bennett lee sanchez Karrie Garcia * PACE STUDENTS Aiyana Glen Gonzalez Cindy Joseph Reina DeLoach Ashley Moten Eboni Brown
ASHLEY MOTEN EBONI BROWN KARRIE GARCIA** REINA DELOACH AIYANA GLEN GONZALEZ KISH'IONA THOMAS ALEXIS MAY LAUREN SEYRANIAN Brian Delgado Arin Blake Kaelena Hughes-Bennett Nestacia Lubin lee sanchez Mirtha Gonzalez Virginia Diaz Rivas
The Queens and Princesses who will be dancing in Bel Kongo rehearsed on Saturday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the young artists at Miami Bridge Central painted the skeleton masks built by the young artists at Miami Bridge Homestead. They also gave a black coat to two dozen plague masks.
Today the young artists at Miami Bridge Homestead took the first step in making papier mache skeleton masks for the Scavenger section with artists Damian Rojo and Joseph Greenfield.
Put a star by your name if you will be in performance Daniella chin Lauren Seyranian Vieniarz A. Porte Alexis May Aiyana Glen Gonzalez* Reina DeLoach lee sanchez Brian Delgado Ryan McMillion Deborah MOntoya* karrie garcia *